Sarah Haba Exhibit on Display in the Art GalleryMon, 19 November, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Sarah Haba is a distinguished Bay Area artist whose work is widely exhibited. This current exhibit consists of 15 paintings, all of them acrylic on wood panel. The images are painterly and sensual, yet also very spare and contemplative. The artist has a masterful sense of color and is able to use the wood surface and the physicality of the paint to create a seductive beauty. At the same time, you know this is not about surface, but about conveying deeper emotions.
The following is a statement by the artist.
“My paintings are beautiful frustrations in the domestic realm. Working from life, I paint books emptied of their content, twisted and bound laundry, and plastic bags of pulpy fruit until I can see the struggle for control, for order amid the chaos of domestic reality. Through cropping and brushwork, I create a space that hovers between abstraction and representation in order to blur the boundaries of emotional and rational thought. I paint subtle tonal shifts in thin layers on board, creating an emotional immediacy akin to watercolors. I paint quickly so that fleeting thoughts are captured. The domestic life is confined within my canvas, yet often spills beyond the picture plane. It is a world straining at its constraints.”
The gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am to 1:30 pm. The gallery is located
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